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Washing machine will not agitate but it spins.

Hey 22yooper.....you must live in the U.P. like me. I'm in Kingsford.

My amana top loader will not agitate but starts spinning full of water and clothes during the agitate cycle. During the spin cycle the water empties out and it acts normal. Is it time for a new one or should I pay someone to fix it?? It is probably about 10 years old. thanks for your thoughts.

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The brakes are shot,so the tub spins in agitate will also cause it to leak part number R0000014 run about $25.
Look straight up from the bottom pulley you will see the brake assy looks kinda like a clutch plate,look around the outer edge of that you'll see the Pads they have two 3/8 inch bolts in each one,to get the new ones in you'll have to use a screw driver to open the plate.

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